Sunset at Montclair by George Inness

Sunset at Montclair by George Inness 

New Jersey Arts Collective and the Montclair Art Museum are sponsoring Pictures 2008, a composition competition for high school and college students residing or studying in New Jersey.

The winning works will be performed on May 9th at the Montclair Art Museum by the Halcyon Trio ( The museum has also commissioned a piece from Christian Carey for the concert. A Composers Forum on April 4th at 3:20 PM at Westminster Choir College will feature readings and a masterclass with the Halcyon Trio for the competition winners.

Composers Melinda Wagner, Frank Ezra Levy, and Christian Carey, clarinetist Andrew Lamy, and violist Brett Duebner

Last year’s Pictures jury:  Frank Ezra Levy, Christian Carey (standing) 

Melinda Wagner, Andrew Lamy, and Brett Duebner, (seated)


All submissions must be based on Sunset at Montclair, a George Inness painting from the MAM’s collection. An image of the work, as well as competition guidelines, can be found at the following web link:

The deadline for entries is March 21st. There will be a complimentary curator’s talk about Inness on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 1 PM at the MAM. Applicants are encouraged to attend.

2 thoughts on “Calling all New Jersey Composition Students – Pictures 2008”
  1. I love the Montclair Art Museum. It’s a great place with a great collection. It’s also where my daughter walked for the first time!

    Congratulations on the program.

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